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The Cal Fire Museum collection contains moving images from the 1950s to the 1980s. The collection contains mainly films created by and for the California Division of Forestry.


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Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209690 . "A Study in Campaign Fire Management" A Training film for fire officers used with the foundational wildland firefighting text "Principles of Forest Fire Management". Produced for multi-agency use, with the cooperation of LA City and County Fire Departments, Ventura County Fire Department and the US Forest Service, this film describes and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Emergency management, Wildfires--California, Fire departments--California,...
Source: 16mm film: 3 Reels of 3
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335635 . Silent, color, original "home movie" type footage documenting experimental research projects conducted by the Division of Forestry in the 1960s. Compilation reel contains multiple events from multiple dates, showing various types of equipment and methods being tested for improvements in fire suppression, weather observations and forecasting, aircraft use...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Weather reporting, Fire fighting, Fire engines &...
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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First known film produced by the California Division of Forestry. State Forester (Department Director) Dewitt Nelson describes and explains the use of the "Large Fire Organization" system for the organization of forces responding to an emergency, created post WWII, based largely on experience and procedures used by the Army for mobilizing large numbers of men. The Large Fire Organization system (Fire Boss, Line Boss) was the predecessor and foundation for today's Incident Command...
Topics: californiarevealed, Emergency management, Fire Departments--California, California Wildfire,...
Source: 35mm film: 4 Reels of 4
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335631 . Silent color compilation of original footage documenting logging and forestry practices of the period. (estimated mid 1940s through the 1950s based on the age of vehicles noted in the film) Believed to have been used for training Division of Forestry employees about logging practices and the associated potential dangers for fire. Old logging film, no sound. not too...
Topics: californiarevealed, Forests and forestry--California, Logging, Lumber Industry
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by Fox, George; California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A128647 . Animated characters, Sniff and Snuff, created for California Department of Forestry by Hanna Barbara featured in an 8 minute fire prevention PSA-type film. Used in both public education and fire prevention events. Sniff and Snuff, the super fire-safe snoopers discover 6 different fire hazards and teach fire safety lessons about each one. Part of a public...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Forests and forestry--California, Cartoon,...
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209603 . A musical fire prevention message with the official version of Smokey's song. Music group performs the song during a picnic in the woods, with an added warning about fire safety and an appearance by a very early model of the Smokey Bear. Smokey's song has been used in children's fire prevention programs for decades, and the sheet music is still distributed...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 35mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209597 . 1959 wildland firefighter training film. Created for the California Division of Forestry to instruct firefighters in the proper care and safe use of scraping tools for wildland firefighting. Part of the "Hand Tool" series of four films Created by the California Division of Forestry with George Fox Productions for training California's wildland...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by United States. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211632 . A training film for small crews of firefighters on the open range to fight grass and brush fires with simple and common handtools. This film teaches and demonstrates effective techniques and methods commonly used by fire wardens, rangers and rural firefighters in the Western US to extinguish wildfires when no modern tools were available. These "tried...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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"Preview reel" has collection of 1967 Fire Prevention TV trailers. Section I contains musical production of "Smokey's Song" Sections II - V Include State Forester/Dept Director Francis H. Raymond's personal introduction of animated characters "Sniff and Snuff"created by Hanna Barbara for the Department's use in children's fire prevention materials and multiple TV spots utilized in public campaigns. "Find a Firebug"; "Make the Forest Kid-Proof"...
Topics: californiarevealed, Forests and forestry--California, Conservation--California, Caricatures and...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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NASA's "Aeronautics and Space report" August 1973 edition. Segment titled "Space Forest Fire Alert" describes how "space based technology" (satellites) were being introduced to automate weather monitoring stations to assist firefighters in California, and provide real-time weather observations electronically. California Division of Forestry fire equipment featured in video. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Satellites
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by United States. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211226 . Training film used by California wildland firefighters in similar open terrain and fuels. Designed for fire wardens, rangers or other personnel with responsibility for small crew organization and training. Demonstrations of training sessions for hot-spotting, line strengthening and mop-up are shown on charts and then on actual fire. Accurate depiction of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Fire engines and equipment, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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A California Department of Forestry (CDF) scripted film showing a dramatization of day-to-day activities for a Fire Prevention Patrolman for the State of California in 1962. Stresses a fire prevention message, designed for public use. George Fox Production for the Division of Forestry. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Forests and forestry--California, Forests and Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by Unknown
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209625 . Compilation of raw news coverage and interviews from multiple fires during the disastrous 1970 California fire siege. Contains footage of fire destruction in San Diego from the Laguna fire, dispatch center and fire camp in San Diego, a statement on the disaster from Governor Reagan, damage from the Oakland fire, a "Nor Cal Situation Report" and...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209618 . Silent color "home-movie" type footage from the May 1957 documenting a large scale training exercise held in Monterey County (Hunter Liggett Military Reservation) for firefighters and fire managers. Shows a full-scale mock fire camp set up for firefighters and fire managers to practice all aspects of organizing and responding to a region-wide...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment, Emergency management,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Theater trailer with public safety fire prevention message featuring19 60s era Fire Prevention animated characters "Sniff" and "Snuff" created by Hanna Barbara for the use of the California Department of Forestry. Part of the "Keep California Green & Golden" public campaign. Inspired by the space race of 1969, depicts an Apollo-era lunar module used by Sniff and Snuff while visiting the moon. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Forests and forestry--California, Forests and Forestry
Source: 35mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209767 . 1959 wildland firefighter training film. Part of the “Hand Tool" series of four films created for the California Division of Forestry with George Fox Productions for training California's wildland firefighters in the 1960's. Used prior to the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Wildfires, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209688 . A-roll. and B-roll footage of 60 second and 20 second versions of color fire prevention tv spots produced for the State of California in 1969, no sound element available. Silent color footage of personnel and equipment at work from 1969.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California, Firefighters, Wildfire Prevention, California....
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by University of California, Berkeley; California Department of Forestry
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Conservation documentary from 1952. Shows how California wildlands play an important part in the State's economy. Gives a general picture of the various prevention, resource management and fire suppression activities of the Division of Forestry. Designed to acquaint the citizens of California with an important part of their state. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Conservation--California, Forests and forestry--California, Fire...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by Fox, George; California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209766 . 1959 wildland firefighter training film on the Inspection, maintenance and safe and effective use of the shovel in wildland firefighting. Part of the "Hand Tool" series of four films created for the California Division of Forestry with George Fox Productions for training California's wildland firefighters in the 1960's. Used prior to the advent of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment, Wildfires
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210322 . Original footage taken of training exercises conducted for Heavy Fire Equipment Operators (bulldozer drivers) at the (now defunct) training facility for the California Division of Forestry in Ramona, Calif. Depicts driving exercises for Dozer transport drivers and training using bulldozer and grader for fire suppression. Depicts TD20 style dozer no longer...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines and equipment, Firefighters, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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1971 documentary of the Sept 22 - Oct 4, 1970 California fire siege. Highlights and illustrates the various state agencies which coordinate to form the backbone of Californias mutual aid and disaster response system. The 1970 siege was, at the time, one of Californias worst fire disasters and a triggering event for the creation of FIRESCOPE (a multi-agency cooperative emergency response coordination entity) and the modern Incident Command System. A key event in the development of the California...
Topics: californiarevealed, Natural Disasters, Emergency management, Fire, California Wildfire
Source: 16mm film: 3 Reels of 3
Cal Fire Museum
by Van Fleet, Charles M.; California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/306544 .
Topics: californiarevealed, California. Division of Highways--History, Fire departments--California, Fire...
Source: Photographic Negative: 5 page (5 x 7 in)
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209601 . Women were not allowed to apply for firefighter jobs with the State of California until the mid 70s. This recruitment trailer featured a female firefighter for expanding the appeal of firefighter jobs to a wider audience. A made for TV PSA from about 1980 for wildland firefighters. Created by the California Department of Forestry during the era of...
Topics: californiarevealed, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by Van Fleet, Charles M.; California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/306539 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire departments--California, Forests and forestry--California, Van Fleet,...
Source: Photographic Negative: 3 page (5 x 7 in)
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Silent color footage of California Division of Forestry men and equipment from 1968. Shows fire camp setup and mobile equipment. Also features Tanker Base operations at Redding Air Attack Base. Landings, loading & takeoffs of vintage aircraft: ASFS, B17, some air-to-air footage of air drops. Redding Airbase "Division of Forestry work print" For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by U.S. Department of Agriculture; United States. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209755 . A US Forest Service training film from the early days of the aircraft program for firefighting. Shows the various ways the small helicopter has proven valuable in fire control operations. (medi-vac, mapping, slingloads, water dropping etc.) Discusses management and coordination with other air & ground equipment while fighting wildland fires.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Theater trailer with public safety fire prevention message featuring 1960s era Fire Prevention animated characters "Sniff" and "Snuff" created by Hanna Barbara for the use of the California Department of Forestry. Part of the "Keep California Green & Golden" public campaign. Sniff and Snuff educate people about fire hazards after returning from a trip to the moon. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Forests and forestry--California, Forests and Forestry
Source: 35mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209599 . Collection of Public Service Announcements with a fire safety message featuring Smokey Bear with professional athlete celebrities from California sports teams in 1984, including the now defunct Oakland Invaders USFL football team, Dodgers, Padres, Angels, and Giants
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire prevention, Wildfire Prevention, Sports
Source: 2 inch videotape: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335638 . Original footage, 1964/1965 color silent film demonstrating unique techniques and practices using helicopters for fire suppression in the early days of their use. Displays some methods tested and not adopted into standard use, and now-obsolete equipment. Personnel jumping from hovering helicopter, water drops, attaching helicopter tank and hoselay tray. Also...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire fighting, Helicopters, Fire engines & equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Scenes of firefighters at work during the 1980 "Panorama fire" which devastated complete neighborhoods in North San Bernardino. Ends with scenes of Governor Brown touring fire camp with District VI chief Rex Griggs. Thanksgiving 1980. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California Wildfire, Fire engines and equipment, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Compilation reel of multiple sections showing fire scenes from the Homestake Mine fire, Foresthill/Auburn, CA area August 20 - September 1, 1960. Both aerial shots and ground based firefighting shown. Helicopter use and tanker drops featured. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California Wildfires, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by Unknown
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211633 . Conservation themed film portraying the native chaparral of California as an interesting brushland community and shows the interdependence of its plant and animal life. Explains the importance of the chaparral and illustrates how its destruction affects man. Pictures of a variety of native bird and reptile species. Depicts the effects of wildfire on the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Conservation--California
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209605 . 1973 fire prevention message illustrating both the short and long term effects of wildfires on our environment. Introduction by Governor Reagan. Narrated by Lorne Greene. State Fire Control Officer John Hastings presents fire effects as a valuable tool in wildfire management "at the right time and place". Depicts the conservation mindset of the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Conservation--California, Wildfires, Firefighters, Environment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Natural Resources
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Four TV trailers (three are 30 seconds long and one is 60 seconds) made for recruitment for the now-defunct Ecology Corps, created by Governor Ronald Reagan during the Vietnam era as a public service alternative to military service for conscientious objectors. Ecology Corps was a predecessor to California Conservation Corps. The film depicts the uniform and logo of the Ecology Corps and work activities of the Corps. The Ecology Corps was short-lived, existing from 1971 to 1976, but proved the...
Topics: californiarevealed, Vietnam War, 1961-1975, Conservation--California, Conservation
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335632 . Early effort at motion picture film created for public education and fire prevention campaign. One of the first films created by the State of California for television viewing. Highlights the civil liability of negligent fire use. Black and White dramatized story of a Forest Officer who investigates a fire and takes suspect to DA.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Forests and forestry--California
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209598 . Created for the California Division of Forestry to instruct firefighters in the general safe use and maintenance of wildland firefighting handtools, but concepts applicable to all wildland firefighters, even to the present day
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 4 Reels of 4
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335636 . Footage shot during the Weferling fire of 1960, Amador County, CA. Shows fuel types, fire behavior, firefighting personnel at work and aerial drops on the fire. From the Cal Fire Academy vintage collection labeled "good for showing students in Firetruck firefighting and hoselays. H. Reed 7/10/70". See also separate document with shot list descriptions also...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Wildfires--California, Fire fighting, Fire engines & equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by University of California (System). Extension Media Center
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211638 . Describes the advantages of rangelands in CA. Shows methods from 1954 to remove brush for the purpose of converting brush covered land to lighter fuels more productive for grazing use. Depicts Division of Forestry personnel at work, Stresses precautions to prevent wildfire.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Grazing, Natural resources
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Note : Presented here are two scans from two different elements of the same film. The first is a scan from the original Black and White Negative. The second is a scan from a composite print. There are some minor differences between the two versions: the "Scan from Negative" is of much higher image quality while the "Scan from Print" has a more complete set of credits at the beginning and end. Description : A 1959 CDF produced dramatization of domestic pressures on married...
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Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by Film Communicators
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A208266 . Contemporaneous documentary on the destructive California wildfires of Sept/Oct 1970. Uses actual footage from television coverage to illustrate the narrative. Introduction to the fire service mutual aid system in California (California Fire Disaster Plan). Created to provide powerful motivation for fire services, government agencies and the public to...
Topics: californiarevealed, Natural Disasters, Wildfires--California, Fire departments--California,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210324 . Vintage documentary of 36 hours of campaign firefighting by three cooperating agencies and includes a hard-driving lesson on human carelessness with fire. Details the type of resources needed to mount the effort. Includes footage of many fire trucks, crew trucks and equipment from the 1950-1960 era in action.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Silent film documentation of the weather equipment setup at Mt Zion Lookout. Scenes also include lookout tower and surrounding area. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Forests and forestry--California, Fire lookout stations, Weather reporting,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210186 . Dramatized fire prevention story. A father and son on vacation accidentally start a forest fire that heads towards the cabin where the wife (mother) is staying. Alternate ending included.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 16mm film: 6 Reels of 6
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; U.S. Department of Agriculture; United States. Forest Service; United States. Forest Service. California Forest and Range Experiment Station
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209756 . A joint research project of the US Dept of Agriculture, Forest Service Region 5, Arcadia Equipment Development Center, The California Forest and Range Experiment Station and the California Division of Forestry. Demonstrates an early research attempt to use helicopters for laying hose for firefighters during wildland fire suppression operations. This...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Original "home movie" type footage from California Department of Forestry personnel touring a fire training facility in Kern County, CA. Static Display of "Unimog" concept vehicle for firefighting at Cal Fire's Ione fire academy shortly after it's opening (1967). Older design California Department of Forestry fire truck no longer in use (Model 10) briefly displayed on offroad course at end. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335633 . Film made in cooperation with the US Forest Service to demonstrate a specialized method for setup and deployment of extended stretches of wildland fire hose from various types of vehicles (Dozer, Fire Engine, Jeep). Known as the "pin lay" this method was at one time commonly taught but rarely used. Film was created for training new personnel. This method...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines & equipment, Firefighters, Wildfires--California, Fire fighting
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210321 . Animated characters Sniff & Snuff visit the moon and decide that maybe the moon people caused the moon to become a dead planet because they were careless with fire. They return to earth to continue their fire prevention campaign to prevent the earth from looking like the moon. Accompaniment to "Keep It Green".
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, Cartoon
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; California. Governor; Los Angeles (Calif.)
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210327 . A 1972 cooperative project between the State of California, US Forest Service and Los Angeles City Fire Department, and partially funded by the wood shake shingle industry, a safety film for the public discussing the importance of greenbelts around structures for safety against wildland fires. This idea is still advocated today under the term...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Shorter public relations version of training film introducing the use of air tankers as a fire suppression tool. Filmed and created in the early days of the use of fixed wing aircraft as water dropping tools for the suppression of wildfire. Outlines the basic drop techniques, limitations and practical use of air tankers. Many air-to-air shots of older model tankers. TBM, N3N biplane. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Airplanes, California Wildfires, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; United States. Forest Service. California Forest and Range Experiment Station; United States. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211637 . Film describes and demonstrates methods of brush eradication for the construction of fuel breaks. Mechanical and chemical methods discussed for control of regrowth. Some techniques no longer used or recommended due to long term effects on the environment. A joint project of the Los Angeles County fire department, the US Forest Service and the California...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209628 . 4 black and white fire prevention messages designed as theater trailers featuring an animated State Ranger and a talking law book. Some of the earliest State attempts at public education messages using A/V technology. Produced by George Fox's Fidelity Films for the State of California in 1964. George Fox Production #4070
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 35mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209623 . Silent color original footage from approx. 1952 shows California wildland firefighters conducting a planned burn (igniting brush on fire under controlled conditions for future risk reduction) and fire suppression activities in typical "protective gear" of the era (a long sleeved khaki shirt, khaki pants and a felt hat). Contains scenes of post-war...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment, California. Division of Forestry,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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1961 California Department of Forestry color training film for firefighters working around helicopters for ferrying passengers and equipment. Depicts actual state Forestry employees demonstrating work around operating helicopters. Good shots of 1960s era helicopter takeoff & landing and interior controls. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California Wildfire, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by U.S. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335626 . Rare footage of extreme fire behavior observed during the October 4, 1958 "Pole Line fire" near Etiwanda in Southern California. Shows multiple large fire whirls ("firenados") and corkscrewing smoke columns documented from the air, believed to have been taken from a USFS observation plane taking images of early air tanker drops. Used extensively...
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California, Fire fighting, Airplanes
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335639 . "Home movie" type footage of Division of Forestry personnel conducting and observing a firefighting and equipment demonstration at a public fair (Fresno?) and visiting Division of Forestry Blasingame fire station and Mariposa headquarters fire station in 1955. (date matches photos of known date) Both fire station facilities currently still exist (with some...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines & equipment, Fire departments--California, Fire stations, Fire...
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209602 . Recruitment advertisement, Made for TV, Public announcement from about 1980 for wildland firefighters Created by the California Department of Forestry, Spanish version, using different spokesperson geared towards a hispanic audience. similar to Film 798.
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
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Cilent color film shows installation of 1st NASA automatic weather station (now called RAWS) at Hopland, CA. Film shows field work done on site by California Department of Forestry employees and equipment being installed. Scenes appear to be at location of modern day "Hogs Lake" weather station near Hopland Forestry station. Installation of First NASA Automatic weather station at Hopland Field Station - May 19-20, Official California Division of Forestry photography For additional...
Topics: californiarevealed, Weather reporting, Forests and forestry--California, Forests and Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by Film Communicators
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209752 . An aging wrecked fire engine from the "Disabled American Fire Truck" association narrates this instructional video about driving safety for emergency apparatus. Covers emergency evasive maneuvers in large fire apparatus with driving demonstrations and instruction of skills and techniques. 1973 Ward LaFrance "Engine 51" from the Emergency...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines and equipment, Driving
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335629 . Home movie type, handheld footage of Division of Forestry employees unloading material at unknown railyard and conducting fire tests on various materials treated to prevent or reduce fire spread. Features early Division of Forestry vehicles, uniforms and personnel at work. Writing on film leader "Demonstration treated untreated material 6"
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire prevention, Fire fighting, Fire engines & equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A210323 . Original research footage from 1974 taken by California Department of Forestry personnel. Includes various locations and topics. A demonstration of technique for emergency splice of broken fire hose without additional tools, an experimental water curtain device, tool dip material for protecting sharpened edges during storage. Also included footage of...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry; Fox, George
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209686 . Series of fire prevention messages produced by the State of California designed for TV broadcast in 1964. Features recreation scenes of the public from the era. Snapshot in time of attitudes towards fire and fire prevention, and how they have evolved.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention, California. Department of Forestry
Source: 16mm film: 2 Reels of 2
Cal Fire Museum
by United States. Forest Service
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A211227 . Describes early research and development of the first models of emergency fire shelter for wildland firefighters. Depicts live fire burns and testing. Shows the use of the fire shelter in real-life situations with the objective to inspire confidence in their capabilities during entrapment situations.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires, Fire engines and equipment, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335627 . Footage taken at the California Division of Forestry's (now defunct) Central Sierra Training Center near Sutter Hill, CA. Footage displays Division of Forestry personnel participating in a live-fire training exercise for structural firefighting tactics to be employed by Division of Forestry personnel. Features facility, uniforms, safety gear and equipment used in...
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire fighting, Fire engines & equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/306542 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire departments--California, California. Division of Forestry, California....
Source: Photographic Negative: 6 page (10 x 14 in)
Cal Fire Museum
by Van Fleet, Charles M.; California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/306541 .
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfires--California, California. Division of Highways--History, Motor...
Source: Photographic Negative: 4 page (5 x 7 in)
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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1957-59 footage from Southern District Training Center at Ramona, CA. Entrance sign, Oil & LPG firefighting, Helicopter Hoselay accessories, air drop retardant tests,, color interior classroom, exterior buildling scenes, wildfire air drop footage, TBM, N3N, For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment, California. Division of Forestry,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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California Division of Forestry/ Department of Conservation produced documentary-style film from 1974 showing the various elements of the firefighting air program in California at that time. Many action shots of firefighting aircraft models no longer in use. Highlights the supportive role aircraft play in fire suppression with a multi-agency focus, Includes an informative sequence depicting the procedures of fire discovery, reporting, location plotting and dispatch for aircraft. Department of...
Topics: californiarevealed, California Wildfires, Airplanes, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209600 . Fire safety / fire prevention message for TV audiences from approx 1980. Stresses the potential for criminal charges even for accidentally caused wildfires, and smoking as a common cause of fires.
Topics: californiarevealed, Wildfire Prevention
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335628 . Silent color original footage documents research experiment using pneumatic tools for cutting brush and creating fire lines in comparison to standard hand tools. Display of Division of Forestry inmate crew (Intermountain Camp) members using both experimental and traditional hand tools to create fire breaks.
Topics: californiarevealed, Firefighters, Fire fighting, Forests and forestry--California,...
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Original silent color footage from Amador Ranger Unit, 1964. Showing actual fire scenes of Department of Forestry men and equipment at work. Obsolete Department of Forestry fire truck models (CDF #2 and CDF #4) featured. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, California Wildfires, Firefighters, Fire engines and equipment
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://californiarevealed.org/islandora/object/cavpp%3A209606 . 1976 film describes the original Red Flag Fire Alert program, a grass-roots fire prevention and detection program involving the public and cooperators, which originated the concept of "red flag" fire weather alerts still in use today. Depicts the coordinated multi-agency efforts that occur behind the scenes before, during and after high fire...
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire departments--California, Wildfire Prevention, Firefighters, Emergency...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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Color Orientation film without sound for Forest Fire Truck Driver students at the now defunct Southern California Training Center (at Ramona, CA) Documents grounds and practices used when formalized training was first initiated for State fire truck drivers in the 1950s/60s. Predecessor fire training facility for CDF replaced in 1967 by facility at Ione. Can marked "TC" / Can and Reel marked "FFTD Orientation - Preview of Special Activities, Copter - Hoverjumps - attachment - Oil...
Topics: californiarevealed, Forests and forestry--California, Forests and Forestry, Fire...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Division of Forestry
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See this link for the most complete and recent information on this record: https://repository.californiarevealed.org/node/335634 . Home movie-type footage of field training exercise for Division of Forestry personnel in approximately 1950. Early helicopter fly-in for orientation and demonstration of equipment. Shows field setup for fire camp style feeding & supplying workers, equipment (radio-phone handset) and vehicles from the period. writing on film leader "4 Helicopter Seeding"
Topics: californiarevealed, Fire engines & equipment, Helicopters, Firefighters
Source: 16mm film: 1 reel
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Natural Resources
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A 1969 conservation message about water clarity at Lake Tahoe, CA. Featuring Ronald Reagan. Features shots of Lake Tahoe area businesses and beaches from 1968/69. For additional information see California Revealed .
Topics: californiarevealed, Conservation--California, Conservation
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1
Cal Fire Museum
by California Department of Forestry
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The first segment documents off-road driver training for California Department of Forestry Fire Academy at Ione (now CalFire). Displays models of fire trucks in State service during the 1960s and 1970s. Uphill backing, uphill stops and starts. CDF Model 4, CDF Model 5 (4 mins) Fire truck pump operation on same reel, CDO fire truck monitor use - master stream, drafting from river, portable pump use from river (3 mins). shot list document in film can "Film Review 7/10/70 Fire Truck Driving....
Topics: californiarevealed, Forests and forestry--California, Fire engines and equipment, Forests and...
Source: 16mm film: 1 Reel of 1